Home Plan Detail

Garage With Apartment & Guest Suite

By: R. Wayne Rainey Jr., AIA
Addison Rainey Architects


Square Footage

Total living area: 946'
Basement: 0'
Garage Level:988'
Upper Level:946'
Footprint: 25' 0" W x 40' 0" D


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.0
Master suite location: Upper Floor


Levels: 2
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 2
Foundation: Slab
Lot type(s):
Modifiable to:


  • Guest Suite
  • Vaulted Ceiling
  • Upper Apartment
  • Upper Porch
  • Rear Patio


An awning located over the two wooden garage doors adds some weather protection as well as some visual interest to the front facade. The left garage bay has a door that opens into a vestibule that leads to either the exterior or to the upper apartment. The right bay has a side door that accesses the outside, and another door that opens into the bedroom suite. (It would be quite easy to have your builder add a door between the two garage bays if desired.) The bedroom on the main level has a full bath, windows along two walls, and a door that opens out to the rear patio.

You can access the upper apartment either through the garage or by an exterior staircase. After going up the stairs, you walk into an open living area with a ceiling that vaults from 9' to over 16'! Windows are located on three walls to fill the room with natural light, and double French doors look and open out to a covered porch space. A dining area is located in one corner by the staircase, and a breakfast bar separates the living room from the kitchen. As you walk towards the master bedroom, you pass a pantry closet that's located next to the kitchen. The master bedroom has a 9' ceiling (like the kitchen), and features a full bath with room for a stacking washer/dryer and a door that accesses a walk–in closet.

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